November 11 at 7 pm, in UWM Union Room 280 at UW-Milwaukee to hear our special guest Miriam Miranda, general coordinator of the National Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH). 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee
Sponsored by the Latin American Solidarity Committee (LASC)
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Occupy The Hood and numerous labor-community-student supporters are continuing their campaign to kill bills in the Wisconsin State Assembly and Senate that target convicted felons. The bills, known as AB 286 and SB 207, would essentially make convicted felons indentured servants of big-business. Due to the institutional racism of U.S. society and in particular the prison-industrial complex, people of color would be the hardest hit by these bills. With this legislation employers could legally threaten and fire workers convicted of a felony for any reason (and especially if they voiced opposition to negative working conditions or tried to organize a union). Employers could fire outright and this legislation has no recourse for felons to sue for discrimination. Thus as with anti-immigrant legislation, these bills are a dire threat to all workers; employers would be given yet another club to drive down all workers’ wages. This Jim Crow, slave labor legislation must be opposed and stopped. Over the next week a series of actions aimed at killing both bills are taking place throughout Wisconsin:
Saturday, Oct. 29
12 Noon, Lincoln Park, Milwaukee
Speakers from the L.U.V. Brigade, Occupy The Hood and others will explain the slave labor legislation and distribute leaflets of upcoming actions. There will also be many joining the planned march who will be hoisting signs opposing the legislation.
Sunday, Oct. 30
Labor-Student-Community members will be fanning out across Milwaukee to leaflet the city about upcoming actions to oppose the legislation. Meet at 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Urban Underground, 4850 W. Fondulac Avenue to get leaflets and to join with others to leaflet.
Monday, Oct. 31
Milwaukee County Board, County Budget Hearing
7 p.m. @ Washington Park Senior Center
4420 W. Vliet Street, Milwaukee
Tuesday, Nov. 1
Jobs Now will be protesting Scott Walker at Lambeau Field to demand jobs. Members will also be distributing fliers about the slave labor legislation and demanding of Walker that if the bills are passed that he not sign them into law. 10:30 a.m., Green Bay, Lambeau Field.
**Also, Nov. 1
Racine Interfaith Council meeting
2915 W. Wright Avenue, Racine 7-8 p.m.
Labor-Student-Community members will leaflet this event with information about the bills and also speak about the the bills negative impacts.
Wednesday, Nov. 2
People’s Hearing To Oppose AB 286 and SB 207
The people’s request for a public hearing was denied by the WI Senate. Thus the people are holding their own community hearing. Testimonies at the meeting will be recorded and sent to Madison. Free and open to the public. Family members of those convicted of a felony (ies) are especially invited to attend to testify how this legislation would negatively impact entire neighborhoods and communities.
6 p.m., Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Hall
734 N. 26th. Street, (and Wisconsin Avenue) Milwaukee
For more information: 414-342-4300.
An Injury To One Is An Injury To All!
Fight Or Starve!
Today Bryan G. Pfeifer, an organizer with WI BOPM, his attorney and allies attended a pre-trial hearing at the Milwaukee Municipal Court regarding a municipal citation issued for Pfeifer August 26. Pfeifer was cited for resisting/obstructing an officer while protesting Scott Walker August 26, 2011 at Messmer school in the Riverwest neighborhood of Milwaukee. Pfeifer is fighting the citation because they are bogus and are an attempt to put a chill against the progressive political movement. Pfeifer is also a journalist and was documenting the police harassment of protesters on August 26.
For case background, updates and information, please see above flyer. If you can help pack the court Dec. 6 and/or spread the word thank you. Please also consider making a much needed contribution for legal fees and other costs related to this case-just click on the Pay Pal button on the right hand side of this page. If you want to send a check or money order contact us directly and we’ll assist in making arrangements for this: firstname.lastname@example.org / 313-559-7074. Thank you.
See full details at the Occupy Appleton Facebook page
OCCUPY APPLETON at City Park
500 East Franklin Street, Appleton, Wisconsin 54911
Friday, Nov. 4: 24/7 occupation kicks off at 3 p.m. / If you plan on camping please come earlier if you can. / Live Music & More
Saturday, Nov. 5: March on Banks, Open Mic night & more
Saturday, Nov. 6: 3:15 p.m. Packer game live on projector.